On display was the usual collection of supercars, high-end road goers and new releases. This year also saw a number of electric and hybrid vehicles on display. Amongst them was the BMW i8, which launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and has gone on sale this month in Germany. With its hybrid engine, BMW boasts that the i8 is "the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car."
Amongst the true electric vehicles on display was the Tesla Model S. Tesla has just announced that will no longer protect its patents in order to help "accelerate the advent of sustainable transport." The Model S is one example of what electric cars can be capable of, with a top speed of 125 mph (201 kph) and a 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) time of 5.4 seconds.